The future of Tivo

The future of Tivo?Business 2.0 magazine has a great article from May 2003 (yeah, I'm slow!) discussing the future of Tivo as an independent company.

Much like Mac enthusiasts, Tivo users are a die-hard bunch. I see a lot of similarities in the two user profiles. I think it would be an exceptionally wise move for Apple to pick up Tivo because the future is exceptionally bright for the Tivo service. With new products and development agreements in the pipeline, I don't think we're too far away from seeing TV's being sold with built-in Tivo service. The licensing revenues and subscription possibilities are awesome.

Given Steve Job's vision for the future of entertainment, the success of the iPod, and idealistic synergies between Tivo and Apple, what are the chances that Apple could snatch up an under-developed yet growing Tivo?

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5 thoughts on “The future of Tivo”

  1. I love my Tivo. I really love my Tivo. I love, love, love my Tivo! I think they need to offer up referrer payments, since I have convinced at least 10 other people to get Tivos. I can't imagine life without it, and I'm considering getting a second one in the future!

  2. It's kind of scary that Tivo still hasn't posted a profit yet – they've been in business now for sometime! I sure do hope they can stay in business. Tivo so totally rules! 🙂

  3. Josh has been wanting a second Tivo for a while now, so I wouldn't be surprised if we got another one. And the whole Mac/Tivo connection is kick ass. We went to a party this weekend, where they kept having to change cd's frequently, and I was thinking…if this was our party, we'd just queue up our MP3's from our iTunes and stream it through our Tivo and we wouldn't have to change a thing all night. Everyone should have a Tivo and a Mac!

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